For companies & organizations
Work collectively to challenge inequity and go from where you are now to where you want to be.
Create real change
Activate and elevate your cultural assets to create organizational change today.
Set inclusive goals
Establish equitable goals that are inclusive of your team’s needs and authentic to your organization’s culture.
Why we need to do this work
According to a 2014 survey by the Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance (MFHA), while ethnic and racial minorities make up HALF of all hourly employees, only 31 percent of minorities are in general manager positions.
At the executive level, only 8%.
(And this can be observed across industries)
It just doesn’t add up.
You want to do things differently
You want your team to feel welcomed, heard, and included in all decisions
You want them to feel celebrated, and DEI to be embedded in all aspects of your organization's work
You want to have a diverse leadership that reflects the society in which we live in.
Let’s work together!
Take a journey with me as you reflect on your identity and cultural experience through a series of professional development trainings. By starting with self, you will feel affirmed in your identity, understand power, privilege and marginalization, and develop a strategic plan that includes collective action towards challenging systemic inequity.
I’m Jason Acosta
I am a social worker, facilitator and equity practitioner who believes in the power of healing. I strive to shift organizational culture in an effort to develop equitable and inclusive spaces for marginalized communities across companies, organizations, and educational institutions.
My purpose is to inspire systemic change by centering identity and healing as the foundation of transformation. My work is deeply personal to me: Having spent 18 years in foster care, I was confronted with many systemic barriers, including police brutality and educational inequity, as well as with the question of my own identity.
As a result, I pursued a path to social work and spent the early part of my career exploring, unpacking, and learning about the many complexities of identity and intersectionality in an effort to better understand the systemic challenges and trauma that impact communities of color.
As a proud native of the South Bronx, I am also a true advocate for educational reform.
Examples of my work
A selection of workshops I have delivered for clients
Why work with me
My approach to this work is a bit different from traditional DEI professionals. I focus on identity development and healing first – which falls under the realm of DEI but isn’t what others start with.
Only after we have addressed internalized oppression and challenged dominant culture in the organization, I then work with the team to develop and implement strategy.
Did you know?
They also have more perspective, which can drive innovation.
They are better supported in market targeting.
They are able to attract top talent.
What they are saying
This new curriculum is the new Black Panther Party focused on education and economic empowerment.
This workshop was extremely powerful and challenged advisors to consider their role in activating their own activism.
The curriculum content flow is incredible. This is the foundation for the educational revolution we have all been dreaming of and working towards.
Let’s get to work!
Contact me to collaborate and work towards dismantling dominant culture today.